Do you feel what I feel? The cross-cultural and historical study of emotions

History 39M.001

Fall 2005

You may think emotions like anger, love, jealousy, and grief are universal, but most specialists in ethnology, psychology, and history don't agree. The current consensus is that different societies not only have different ways of processing emotions, they feel them differently as well. Can this be true? If it is true, what does it mean for the way we understand our own emotions and our ability to comprehend the experiences of other peoples?


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